Back in Mexico

A while back receiving teaching from Lama Thubten Phuntsog on Pacific Street, I remember well, at one point Lama looked at all of us, about 8 people, Then Lama said: “And if you can not stay in retreat, practicing meditation in solitude, then your last chance to practice is to be like Jetsun Milarepa, to stay in meditation always, during all of your activities.”

A while back i ended up working in a kitchen as a cook, due to financial considerations and obvious lack of interest in any career, having taken Lama’s advice to my heart, I am just too happy, actually. And all the people call me “Buddha” at work. And I was lucky enough to coin a joke: “Where else can you find a still working Buddha, these days?!”.
After I was asked if I mind to be called “Buddha”, I told them that it is ok, because I do remind them of something like that, and I myself am without any ambition. Oh, in the picture above i am sticking my belly out as far as i can to look like a “fat chef”, so i guess there is that! hehe

With heartfelt prayer that all followers of Guru Rinpoche, the Padmasambhava be able to practice like that: Non Meditation and Non Distraction. Actualizing the Union of Clarity and Emptiness, effortlessly,


Quote from Glimpse After Glimpse:

Rest in natural great peace
This exhausted mind
Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thought,
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of samsara.
Rest in natural great peace.
-NYOSHUL KHEN RINPOCHE

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Fortune cookie

Here is one of horoscopes I read online recently, writing like this thrown out there to be read by whoever comes to see it, the idea of it, it inspires me.

“Expand your known boundaries. Your heart, mind and spirit are so much bigger than you’ve given them credit for. Move beyond what you usually know and usually do. Your home base will be there when you return.”

Crazey song on the radio

Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

This song can be easily found on the web in MP3 format, here are the lyrics. As I continuously try to improve my command of English I try to pay attention to the radio whenever I hear it, lyrics for this song caught my attention, for it is obvious that this guy is singing about samsara in quite gifted way. This song became #1 on many charts in London, even before it was released, well what do I know! People however are telling me things, all it takes is asking:

I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind
There was something so pleasant about that phase.
Even your emotions had an echo
In so much space

And when you’re out there
Without care,
Yeah, I was out of touch
But it wasn’t because I didn’t know enough
I just knew too much

Does that make me crazey
Does that make me crazey
Does that make me crazey
Possibly

And I hope that you are having the time of your life
But think twice, that’s my only advice
Come on now, who do you, who do you, who do you, who do you think you are,
Ha ha ha bless your soul
You really think you’re in control

Well, I think you’re crazey
I think you’re crazey
I think you’re crazey
Just like me

My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb
And all I remember is thinking, I want to be like them
Ever since I was little, ever since I was little it looked like fun
And it’s no coincidence I’ve come
And I can die when I’m done

Maybe I’m crazey
Maybe you’re crazey
Maybe we’re crazey
Probably

Fortune Cookie

From time to time i go to one or the other website and read horoscopes, can take me from 2-3 all the way to 10 minutes! I especially like to read ones for the days in the past and compare them to what happend. At times i read horoscopes of other signs then my own and over time i came to treat them all as a fortune cookie. Attempting to learn something, always, after all they are all written for us and in a way “thrown out there” for whoever can make use of them. Here is one i liked recently.

Daily Overview for June 16, 2006
Provided by Astrology.com
Quickie:
Everything you need to get to the next level is inside you — reach in and get it!
Overview:
Are you open-minded enough to accept the truth, or are you stubbornly insisting on your way in the face of all the facts?
Make things easier on yourself and go for the first option. Let old expectations go.